Millie Williams has been in the limelight for many years now but why? who is she? because she is the first wife of an American magazine publisher and entrepreneur Hugh Hefner. Hugh is famous because he is the founder of Playboy magazine.
We can also say that Millie is a media personality as she has been featured in 60 Minutes, a documentary movie that is based on her ex-husband Hugh Hefner.
After her divorce from Hugh, she kind of vanished from the public so people are curious as to where she is and what she is doing but more importantly is she even alive after all these years? Find out everything you need to know about Hugh Hefner’s first wife Millie Williams in this piece.
Short Biography of Millie Williams
Millie was born on March 10, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and as per her birth date her zodiac sign is Pisces. By the way, her full name is Mildred Millie Williams.
We could not get any information about either of her parents, to be honest, we don’t have any detail about her family background. Even though we don’t know anything about her family, there are reports that suggest her childhood was decent.
She was born and raised in Chicago and according to the sources, she went to a local school in Chicago but after her graduation, she enrolled in Northwestern University. Unfortunately, she did not complete her study for an unknown reason and she dropped out without even completing the first semester.
Millie and Hugh were College Sweetheart
Millie and her ex-husband first saw each other at Northwestern University and after some time they became a close friend until finally turning their friendship into a relationship.
There is not much information about their love story but we do know that they were insanely in love with one another that’s why they soon turned their relationship into marriage. According to the reports when they married on June 25, 1949, they were both 23 years old.
Their marriage life was going great as they stayed husband and wife for almost a decade before ending their relationship on March 18, 1959.
Does She Share any Children with Hugh Hefner?
Yes, Millie shares two children with her ex-husband Hugh. Three years after their marriage Millie and Hugh welcomed their first child daughter who they named Christie Hefner. Three years after Christie was born her mother gave birth to a son who they named David Hefner.
Christie was born on November 8, 1952, and David was born on August 30, 1955.
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Both Christie and David are doing very well in their respective field, in fact, Christie has handled her family business excellently after her father. She was the CEO of her father’s found Playboy Enterprises from 1988 to 2008.
As for Millie’s son David, reports have shown that he is a computer systems analyst.
What was the Reason For Their Divorce?
There might also be other small reasons but the most important and main reason for their divorce was fornication and unfaithfulness. A seed was already planted when Millie got into an affair with another man when Hugh was in the army (they were not married at the time).
Certainly, Millie felt guilt so she let Hugh sleep with other women after their marriage. This news was reported by the Hollywood Reporter after Millie confessed her wrongdoing.
“Hef’s first real heartbreak came prior to tying the knot when Williams admitted to engaging in an affair during his time in the Army. In an attempt to lessen her guilt and save their relationship, Williams allowed the future mogul to become involved with other women during their marriage.” Hollywood Reporter wrote.
Hugh also came and told that he was really heartbroken after finding out what Millie had done. He even said that he stayed away from any other women and saved himself for Millie.
“I had literally saved myself for my wife, but after we had sex she told me that she’d had an affair. That was the most devastating moment in my life. My wife was more sexually experienced than I was. After that, I always felt in a sense that the other guy was in bed with us, too.” Hugh told.
Her Second Marriage was Also Failure
After her divorce from Hugh, she remained single for a long period until finally, she met a guy named Edwin Gunn. Millie then married Edwin and he even adopted her children. Things were looking good as even her children changed their family name to Gunn.
But her second marriage also did not turn out well as not long after their marriage they decided to get a divorce and her children changed their family name to Hefner again.
There is no information on when she married or divorced Edwin.
Her Ex-Husband Hugh Hefner’s Death
On September 27, 2017, at his home Holmby Hills, in Los Angeles, California, United States, Hugh took his last breath, according to the reports, he died because of sepsis brought on by an E. coli infection.
He was buried next to Marilyn Monroe at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. He booked a place next to actress Marilyn Monroe‘s grave back in 1992 and as per reports, he spend $75000 for the spot.
Where is Millie Now? Is She Even Alive?
Yes, she is alive and well, she will turn 96 this March. However, we don’t know where she is currently as she has kept herself private and has not come up in public or media, she just enjoys her life away from any media.
Furthermore, even her daughter does not share anything regarding her mother to the media so it’s really hard to get any information oh her.
Millie in Documentary Series 60 Minutes
She has been featured in a few documentaries including 60 minutes in 1993 and E! True Hollywood Story in 2006.
She was in 60 Minutes which was based on her ex-husband and the founder of Playboy Enterprise Hugh Hefner where they talked about their life and struggle together.